Paquito D'Rivera & Roberta Gambarini with Roy Hargrove's Quartet

Event has passed (Wed Mar 26, 2014 - Sun Mar 30, 2014)
Former Yoshi's San Francisco Location - Now Closed
8pm & 10pm
$16 - $30
Music, Jazz, Latin Music


Wednesday-Sunday, Mar 26-30

Wed, Mar 26: 8pm $22, 10pm $16
Wed 10pm only: FOUR FOR $48 (includes reserved seats)
Thu, Mar 27: 8pm $24, 10pm $18
Thu 10pm only: FOUR FOR $54 (includes reserved seats)
Fri, Mar 28: 8pm $28, 10pm $22
Sat, Mar 29: 8pm $30, 10pm $24
Sun, Mar 30: 7pm $22, 9pm $16

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of eleven GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he performed at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra, studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and, at 17, became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several GRAMMY nominations (1979, 1980) and a GRAMMY (1979).


Justin Robinson - Alto Sax & flute
Sullivan Fortner - Piano
Ameen Saleem - Bass
Quincy Phillips - Drums


Celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world’s greatest musicians, Roberta Gambarini became a fast-rising star – and a GRAMMY Nominee. - with the 2006 release of her debut album, ‘Easy to Love.’ A smashing success on all fronts, Roberta’s debut secured her spot on the international touring circuit, where she continuously graces the most prestigious venues and festivals. In 2008, she made her major label debut with ‘You Are There,’ a superb duet with the legendary pianist Hank Jones. Mr. Jones – who accompanied most of the celebrated vocalists of the 20th century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole, and Billy Eckstine – declared Ms. Gambarini as the best singer to emerge in over 60 years.